(USA Features) There is no question that former President Donald Trump remains in control of the GOP, according to Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
In an interview Sunday on “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770-N.Y, McDaniel noted that Trump can still draw vibrant crowds at rallies and has an ability to raise incredible amounts of money on behalf of the party and candidates he supports.
“You know I always say, go back to the voter, and I think when you see the amount of people that show up to the rallies for President Trump, and this $102 million fundraising haul, I think the voters in America — Republicans in America — would absolutely say the president’s the most popular Republican and still leads the party,” she said.
Still, McDaniel has pledged to “remain neutral” if Trump were to decide to run again for the White House in 2024 if there were other Republicans who stepped up to challenge him for the nomination.
“I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” McDaniel said this past January.
“That’s going to be up to those candidates going forward. What I really do want to see him [Trump] do, though, is help us win back majorities in 2022,” she added.
And the former president has repeatedly promised to do that very thing, as McDaniel went on to recount several of Trump’s 2020 campaign warnings.
“Our country is at stake,” McDaniel told host John Catsimatidis.
“It’s not just Democrat versus Republican. It’s Republicans versus Communism,” she continued.
“They want to take your freedom of speech away, your freedom of religion, our police. They are denigrating our country,” she said.
“They want to stack the Supreme Court, get rid of the filibuster. We won’t recognize America if we don’t win this next election,” McDaniel added.
The RNC chief went on to rap the Biden administration and the president himself over policies she says are extremely counterproductive and harmful to Americans
President Joe Biden himself has effectively done precisely what Trump had predicted, which she called it “catastrophe.”
“It’s pretty much been all ugly,” McDaniel said. “I think we can all agree. Look at our country right now. We’re in such bad shape.
“We had such a strong president, and now to have Biden do what he’s done with our borders so porous, with inflation going up, everyone is paying more,” she said.
“Your dollar is going less far than it used to. Gas prices are up. People can’t find people to work at their restaurants and their small businesses. It is a catastrophe,” she added.
On Friday, reports noted that Sean Spicer, the former president’s first press secretary, said definitely that Trump will run again in 2024.
“He’s in,” said Spicer, author of “Radical Nation: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Dangerous Plan for America,” which has already become an Amazon pre-sale bestseller.
In June, he met with Republican Study Committee chair Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and members of the caucus’s leadership to discuss strategy and other relevant topics with an eye toward Democrat’s thin majority in the House, along with an evenly-divided Senate.
“We talked for most of the time about the work that the Republican Study Committee is doing to define the agenda for the future course of the Republican Party, which is fighting for the Trump agenda,” Banks told the New York Post.